How Do I Decide Whether Geothermal Heating and Cooling Is Right for My Green Bay Home?

picture of house with geothermal loopYou might well ask someone who still hasn’t gotten the word about geothermal heating and cooling if they’ve been living underground for, oh, say, the last half century. Of course, that person would more than likely miss the irony of your question, since the source of geothermal heating and cooling lies underground.

Anymore, though, most Green Bay homeowners have heard at least something about the advantages of a geothermal HVAC system. More of them are mulling one over, too – either as a replacement or upgrade to their existing system or as the system they install in that new home they’re having built for them.

Contemplating converting to geothermal yourself? Well, the benefits certainly are seductive:

  • Switching out your old, familiar HVAC system with a geothermal one could help you lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 80 percent!
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are remarkably energy efficient. That, plus the fact that they have a benignly symbiotic relationship with the environment, make them the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems you could own.
  • Thanks to the options geothermal systems give you – package units, split systems, and duel-fuel systems, for example – you’re in a better position to ensure that the system you select is the most efficient and effective for your Green Bay home.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems are designed for generations of trustworthy performance. The fact that they have fewer parts, need less maintenance, have vertical or horizontal loops installed underground or in ponds or wells, and call for the heat-exchange equipment to be located indoors, out of the weather, surely helps.
  • A geothermal heating and cooling system can be put in whenever you want. The weather and the temperature are no obstacle, and no extra fees are charged for “seasonal reasons.”
  • Very little of your yard space is required for a geothermal heating and cooling system. And what space is needed is unobtrusive; the “curb appeal” of your home won’t be ruined in the least.
  • Last, but not least, geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming increasingly feasible from a cost perspective – even in the (one would hope) temporary absence of federal tax credits and rebates. Advances in system design and manufacturing processes as well as increased competition in the marketplace are what’s helping drive costs down.
 
Still, as inviting as all this is, a geothermal heating and cooling system is a significant investment. Whether or not it’s the best investment for you is dependent not only on your bank account but also on such factors as the land space available for the heat-exchange loop and the existing ductwork in your home if you’re retrofitting.

Before you decide to replace or retrofit your current HVAC system with a geothermal system, consult with the professionals at Action Heating & Cooling Services, LLC. We can help you make the best choice – and provide you with the best geothermal heating and cooling solution for your Green Bay home.